Paramount at the Movies Presents: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off [PG-13]
Movies | 11/25/2018 | 2:00PM
The classic Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, starring Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara, and Jeffrey Jones is an 80’s classic about a high school wise guy who is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the principal thinks of that!
High school student Ferris Bueller wants a day off from school and he’s developed an incredibly sophisticated plan to pull it off. He talks his friend Cameron into taking his father’s prized Ferrari and with his girlfriend Sloane head into Chicago for the day. While they are taking in what the city has to offer school principal Ed Rooney is convinced that Ferris is, not for the first time, playing hooky for the day and is hell bent to catch him. Ferris has anticipated that, much to Rooney’s chagrin.
Did you know?
- During the parade several of the people seen dancing (including the construction worker and the window washer) originally had nothing to do with the film. They were simply dancing to the music being played, and John Hughes found it so humorous, that he told the camera operators to record it.
- John Hughes told Ben Stein, who had a degree in Economics, to present an actual Economics lecture in his scenes. Hence nothing Stein says (aside from the roll call) is scripted.
- To produce the desired drugged-out effect for his role as the drug addict in the police station, Charlie Sheen stayed awake for more than forty-eight hours before the scene was shot.
- The shot of Ferris playing the clarinet was done on the spot. Someone spotted the instrument as part of the set, and Matthew Broderick said he could play it, which of course he couldn’t.